NASA launches super pressure balloon from New Zealand
Posted on: 2016-05-18 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand's South Island Wanaka Airport to conduct near-space scientific investigations. The launch marks the fifth attempt to get the massive balloon airborne, with previous bids thwarted by bad weather. Long-duration balloon flights at constant altitudes play an important role in providing inexpensive access to the near-space environment for science and technology. The 532,000 cubic metres balloon is expected to circumnavigate the globe about the southern hemisphere's mid-latitudes once every one to three weeks, depending on wind speeds in the stratosphere. The aim is for it remain airborne for more than 100 days. Source: The Hindu
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